2014 Top 200 Director Compensation Study

SH&P 2014 Top 200 Director Compensation Study

October 9 2014

CoverSteven Hall & Partners recently completed the ninth annual study of compensation paid to non-employee directors at the 200 public companies with the largest revenues for the most recent fiscal year (fiscal 2013), which were also incorporated in the United States and publicly traded on United States-based securities exchanges.  Based on this study, we find that in 2013:

Total Director Compensation

  • Total compensation paid to non-employee directors rose +2.7% over 2012 levels, to a median of $268,333
  • Total compensation continues to be correlated to revenue size of the company
  • Energy companies continue to pay the highest compensation followed by information technology companies

Director Pay Mix

  • Directors continue to receive just over half of their total compensation in the form of equity (55% in 2013), in accordance with governance best practices
  • Board fees account for 89% of total compensation for the average director
    • Remaining 11% comprised of fees for committee service

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